The loneliness epidemic is real, and it’s affecting younger people in startling numbers. A 2020 survey on loneliness found an increasing correlation between social media usage and feelings of loneliness. Another study found that young people express a statistically significantly greater degree of loneliness after “conversations” on the Internet compared to face-to-face conversations. Dr. Phil talks with a group of Gen Zers and millennials who express their thoughts and emotions about their feelings of loneliness, including their struggles with the social stigma of sadness and feeling alone.

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